Cannes festival announces 2012 short film line-up

Ten films have been selected from among the staggering 4,500 films that were submitted to the 2012 Short Film Palme d’or selection committee. For the first time, both a Syrian and a Puerto Rican film-maker are participating in the competition, which also welcomes a French artist best known in the world of music: rapper Hamé from the group La Rumeur (photo). The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury is presided over by Belgium’s Jean-Pierre Dardenne.

Short film selection

Alvaro APONTE-CENTENO MI SANTA MIRADA Puerto Rico 15′

Eicke BETTINGA GASP Germany 15′

Mohamed BOUROKBA (aka Hamé) CE CHEMIN DEVANT MOI France 15′

Bassam CHEKHES

FALASTEIN, SANDOUK AL INTEZAR LIL BURTUQAL (WAITING FOR P.O. BOX) Syria 15′

Grainger DAVID THE CHAIR United States 12′

Zia MANDIVWALLA NIGHT SHIFT New-Zealand 14′

Chloé ROBICHAUD CHEF DE MEUTE Canada 13′

Michael SPICCIA YARDBIRD Australia 13′

Emilie VERHAMME COCKAIGNE Belgium 13′

L.Rezan YESILBAS SESSIZ-BE DENG (SILENT) Turkey 14′

The Cinéfondation 2012 Selection

In addition, fifteen films have been selected out of more than 1,700 submissions from 320 film schools across the globe. For the first time, a Lebanese school features in the selection, which covers fiction and animation and highlights films sharing the same film-making ambition and the expression of a very personal vision.

Pascale ABOU JAMRA  ALBA, Lebanon DERRIÈRE MOI LES OLIVIERS (Behind Me Olive Trees) 20’

Shoichi AKINO Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan RIYOUSHI (The Barber) 39’

Arthur CAHN La Fémis, France LES RAVISSEMENTS (The Raptures) 50’

Morten HELGELAND The Animation Workshop, Denmark SLUG INVASION 6’

Michal HOGENAUER FAMU, Czech Republic TAMBYLLES 58’

Leni HUYGHE Sint-Lukas Brussels, Belgium MATTEUS 18’

Cristi IFTIME UNATC, Romania TABĂRA DIN RĂZOARE (The Camp in Razoare) 22’

Taisia IGUMENTSEVA VGIK, Russia DOROGA NA (The Road to) 32’

Piero MESSINA CSC, Italy TERRA (Land) 23’

Miguel Angel MOULET EICTV, Cuba LOS ANFITRIONES  (The Hosts) 16’

Meryl O’CONNOR UCLA, USA THE BALLAD OF FINN + YETI 18’

Timothy RECKART NFTS, United-Kingdom HEAD OVER HEELS 10’

Matthew James REILLY NYU, USA ABIGAIL 17’

Eti TSICKO TAU, Israël RESEN (Dog Leash) 26’

Eduardo WILLIAMS UCINE, Argentina PUDE VER UN PUMA (Could See a Puma) 17’

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